Xia Yezi (夏叶子 | Xià Yèzi) is an upcoming Japanese vocal for the DeepVocal engine. She is presumably the first vocal that will be released for the engine. She is the first of many vocals planned by the Shaohe Project.
She was announced to be a DeepVocal on June 6th, 2019, along with the announcement of the Shaohe Project through a test cover of "离岛之歌" (Lídǎo Zhī Gē | The Song of the Island) by 阴阳师 (Yīnyáng Shī).
Her Soft bank was announced through a cover of "雨桜" (Ame Sakura | Rain Cherry Blossoms) by もももも さん (Momomomo-san).
Her name, 夏叶子 (Xià Yèzi), is comprised of the characters:
夏 (Xià) - Summer
叶 (Yè) - Leaf
子 (Zi) - Child
An appropriate English rendering of these characters would translate to "Child of the Summer Leaf".
Xia Yezi's appearance appears to have changed drastically from her previous designs, which can all be seen in the gallery.
In her old UTAU and NIAONiao designs, she had long purple hair with large sections that would split out from the rest. She had white wings on her head and an orange-yellow hat with a yellow "X" on the front. Having a largely purple/orange design, she is dressed in a white dress with large amounts of orange trim. She has thigh-high purple stockings, red ribbons that flow from her hair, and green ribbons that flow from her skirt. She almost always wears yellow shoes with orange trim. Occasionally she has an orange staff with a purple, orange, and white flower on it.
|JPN Test Cover - "离岛之歌" (Lídǎo Zhī Gē | The Song of the Island) by 阴阳师 (Yīnyáng Shī)||YouTube bilibili|
|JPN Test - "錆び付いたロジックの再現性" (Sabitsuita Rojikku No Saigen-sei | Reproducibility of Rusted Logic) by ANGL|
|JPN Cover - "Plastic Love" by 竹内 まりや (Mariya Takeuchi)||YouTube|
|JPN Cover - "Lemon" by 米津玄師 (Yonezu Kenshi)||bilibili|
|JPN_Soft Cover - "雨桜" (Ame Sakura | Rain Cherry Blossoms) by もももも さん (Momomomo-san)||bilibili|
|JPN Cover - "否世界ハーモナイ" (Ina Sekai Hāmonai | No World Harmonization) by sasakure.UK||bilibili|